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Peas & beans noodle soup- 5 minutes!

There is nothing I love more than 5-minute meal!

... Actually I change my mind, there's nothing a love more than a 5-minute dessert but let's not get distracted... here we're talking five minute meals of the savoury variety! (Note: sometimes I do have a dessert as a meal)

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I love a good dip with raw veggies, and I'm often to be found whipping up a batch at a moments notice. Now I've discovered that with just an extra couple of minutes work you have yourself a bowl of thick hot luxurious soup! The day after taking these photos I made the soup again (more dip leftovers) and added turmeric (to heal my sore gym muscles), and spinach. Its a 'throw in whatever you fancy' deal.

Yay for five minutes!

Yay for plant protein power!

Yay for warming soups and noodles!

Just so you know the soup came about as I made ridiculously large batch of the dip (for a gathering I'd overestimated) and figured I wouldn't get through fast enough just as a dip, so why not make a double batch and have it both ways. 

For extra inspiration see the posts below for ways I've used the dip.

 

Stuffed pancake stack

Stuffed pancake stack

Christmas tree flatbreads

Christmas tree flatbreads

Recipe: peas and beans soup

Makes 1 bowl of dip and 2-3 servings of soup (depending on thickness and mix-ins)

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas (thawed)
  • 1 cup cooked/canned white beans
  • A few green jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbs coriander or mint (i added fresh mint this time at the end)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Extras to make into soup: 

  • 1 cup boiling water 
  • approx. 1/2 cup or more quick cook GF noodles (I used buckwheat)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (optional) 
  • 1 cup spinach (optional) 

Method

Pour the boiling water in a smallish pan and add the noodles and turmeric, simmer for the required time till cooked (mine took 3 minutes)

Meanwhile, blend all the dip ingredients in food processor until fairly smooth.  Add to the water and cooked noodles and mix to heat through- add a little more boiling water to reach desired thickness. Mix through the spinach for a minute until wilted and garnish with fresh mint, salt and pepper to serve.

 

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